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Hedrick Named ABCA South Region Coach of the Year

Ray Hedrick with Cullen Moore and Reece Yeargain

ASHLAND, Va. – R-MC skipper Ray Hedrick was named 2018 ABCA/Diamond South Region Coach of the Year for NCAA Division III.

Hedrick is now eligible for ABCA/Diamond National Coach of the Year for Division III, which will be announced on July 3.

Hedrick led R-MC to a 38-9-1 record, setting a program mark for victories in a season. The Yellow Jackets won their first regional title by sweeping four games at the Holly Springs Regional in North Carolina. R-MC finished tied for third in its first trip to the Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis. R-MC was ranked No. 1 for two weeks before finishing at No. 3 in both the ABCA/Collegiate Baseball poll and the D3baseball.com poll.

The Yellow Jackets went 17-3 in ODAC play, claiming their first conference regular-season title since 1987.

Hedrick was named ODAC Coach of the Year and VaSID State Coach of the Year as well as South Region Coach of the Year by D3baseball.com.

Click here to view entire list of 2018 ABCA/Diamond Regional Coaches of the Year.